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Hierarchical vs Flat Keyword Lists and Performance in Lightroom

As suggested by @John Thomas I posted this as a follow-up from: How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty? Given the same total number of keywords, is there a ...
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How many keywords are possible in Lightroom without a performance penalty?

Does anyone know whether there's an upper limit to the number of keywords possible in Lightroom without experiencing a lack in performance?
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For maximizing photo adjustment performance, which hardware upgrades matter most? [duplicate]

I do a lot of photo editing on a 13" Macbook Pro. When making photo adjustments I spend a lot of time waiting for the image to re-render. I'm wondering which hardware upgrades will have the greatest ...
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How relevant are the DxOMark scores and tests?

To me the DxOMark sensor rating seems a bit bizarre. They recently rated the sensor of Nikon D3300 to the same score as the Canon 1Dx got which I find unlikely to reflect their performances, and which ...
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Why is Lightroom 5 running crazy-slow?

I installed LR 5 and have been using it as a trial for a couple weeks now and it's been performing phenomenally slow since the beginning. Even something as simple as switching from Develop to the ...
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Canon 450D and Class 10 SDHC cards [duplicate]

In what maximum class can Canon EOS 450D (Rebel XSi) work? I know that this camera supports SDHC Class 10 cards too, but does it mean that this camera can reach the performance that is provided by ...
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Why are mirrorless cameras much slower than DSLRs?

This is a follow-up to a previous question that I made regarding a specific camera (K-01). I've been comparing cycle times (or shot to shot times in single shot mode) of mirrorless cameras with ...
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Why do cameras have so little buffer?

Most cameras have very little buffer, which means when you burst you can usually only shoot 5-10 photos before running out and then you would have to wait for it to write to the card before you can ...
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How do I speed up Apple Aperture?

For my photo post processing software, currently Aperture is my program of choice. However it is extremely slow with my computer. I consider myself having a decent piece of hardware. I'm using the ...
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Is GPU or CPU more important for Photoshop and Lightroom?

I'm looking to buy a laptop (for a spare) and I'm not ready to spend the amount I did on my first one. The machine will only be used for photo editing. Should I go for the dedicated graphics card or ...
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Is Lightroom 4 quicker if I use a separate catalog per image folder?

I am trying to improve my workflow and was wondering if I could achieve a greater level of performace from Lightroom 4 if I were to create a separate catalog for each time I import.
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Why does my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 have far greater shutter lag in EVF mode than in LCD mode?

The shutter lag on my Fujifilm FinePix S1800 is much longer in EVF mode (just under half a second) than in LCD mode (about 0.15 seconds). What would explain this anomaly?
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Will I benefit from using very fast (> 30 MB/s) SD cards in a non-UHS enabled camera?

Will I benefit from using a very fast SD card, such as this SanDisk Extreme Pro card, in my non-UHS enabled camera (a Pentax K-5)? I do not have any devices that can take advantage of UHS speeds. ...
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Why does a DSLR stop shooting continuously after a few seconds?

In continuous shooting, all cameras I used shoot for a few seconds, then stop. For example, a Nikon D7000 with a 200x (30 MB/s) single SD card makes ten RAW photos (approx. 19 MB each), six shots per ...
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How do you reconcile generally positive user comments with negative comments in a review?

My question was prompted by this DPReview review of the Nikon DX 18~200mm, wherein on page 3 the author reveals some significant sharpness and distortion issues, leading to final assessments of ...
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Will an SSD provide a noticeable benefit for Lightroom over a traditional harddrive?

I am a huge Lightroom (3.6) user, and have a 2006 2.15 Ghz Core 2 Duo 24" iMac, running Lion. This Mac it limited to 3GB RAM max, but does have dedicated graphics. I have about 50GB left on my ...
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How can one measure the autofocus performance of a lens?

Many of the lens reviews tend to comment on their autofocus performance, but they seem to be mostly subjective in nature (fast, slow, hunts around etc). I understand that the autofocus performance is ...
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What is the optical specification of the human eye [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does the human eye compare to modern cameras and lenses? This is a question that I have often wondered in order to relate what a camera lens can capture compared ...
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What apertures are required to enable autofocus, including cross-type or high-precision focusing, on Canon DSLR cameras?

This is a follow-up to Why does Canon and Nikon limit or disable autofocus beyond certain f-numbers? I'm doing this to separate the AF aperture requirements from the linked question above. My goal ...
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Does shooting at lower RAW resolution using crop sensor camera mimics qualities of full frame cameras?

I'm not talking about changes to the focal length. I've read many post that say in full frame camera the pixel density is lower compared to crop sensor camera's and so it captures more light and has ...
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How do I turn off lens correction in Lightroom 3?

I'm trying to improve Lightroom performance on my Mac and have read that turning off Lens Correction can help the "Loading" times in the develop module. I really don't care about lens correction and ...
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What features does a graphics adapter need for best performance in Lightroom?

When running Lightroom on high-resolution-displays I noticed severe performance problems. Working in the development module in 2560x1600 pixels screen resolution, even simple adjustments of ...
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What is the best way to improve Aperture 3 peformance on an iMac?

I've got a 27" 2.8 i7 iMac. I recently moved from iPhoto to Aperture for managing my photos, and am not all that happy with the performance. With a bit of diagnosis, I've seen that 4GB RAM doesn't ...
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Will converting images to DNG improve post-processing performance in Lightroom?

I would like to know if converting my RAW files to DNG will improve the overall speed of Lightroom. The most painful issue is that it takes between 5 and 10 seconds to get my 1:1 image rendered when I ...
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Can firmware improve a camera?

I heard about camera firmware update. Is it recommended update the firmware? Why? Anyone knows which firmware improve camera performance (Canon EOS Rebel XS)?
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Does a 7200 vs 5400 RPM hard drive improve performance for photo editing?

I have a dedicated RAID 1 (mirrored) volume for my photo library which is stored in Aperture 3 and one of the drives just died so I'm going to replace both. Is there a noticeable performance ...
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Does anyone have any tips to make Lightroom run faster?

I'm running Lightroom 2.6 on Windows XP and it runs painfully slow. Just navigating from one image to the next takes a few seconds. What can I do to speed it up?